The role of WDCHL is to manage and oversee the Council's commercial assets. We also advise the Council on new investment opportunities and the strategic management of assets.
WDCHL brings business experience, industrial expertise and an independent focus to the governance of the Council's commercial operations. We make sure that the assets we oversee are well-managed and provide the best possible financial and strategic returns to the Council. Financial proceeds from the assets are then directed by the Council into areas and activities that benefit the whole of the Whanganui community and our district.
WDHCL is accountable to the Council through an annual Statement of Intent, regular reporting to Council meetings and the publication of annual reports and financial statements.
This diagram summarises the current structure for Holdings
Matthew Doyle (Chair)
Annette Main was the Mayor of the Whanganui District from 2010 to 2016. Before that, she represented Whanganui for 12 years on the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council, chairing the Environment Committee for nine years and as deputy chair for three years. Annette is currently on the Whanganui District Health Board.
Passionate about the survival of New Zealand's smaller regions, she is strongly focussed on 'economic gardening', where emphasis is on growing the reputation of Whanganui as a place to live based on the existing attributes and enhancement of existing business activity.
Areas of responsibility: Port, Property
Cr Rob Vinsen
Rob Vinsen is a Whanganui District Councillor and was appointed to the WDCHL Board in October 2010.
As well as being on Holdings, Cr Vinsen is the Waste Management and Minimisation and Whanganui Port portfolio holder.
His Council appointments include the Tenders Board, Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Trust and the Waste Minimisation Working Party (Chair).
Harvey was appointed to Holdings from 2005 to 2013 and reappointed from 2014 to the present. He is the Managing Director of Petrosell Wanganui Ltd and a director of a number of other private companies, as well as CCO Director of Wanganui Gas Ltd, NZ International Commercial Pilot Academy and Whanganui Airport Board (Chair).
Peter Hazledine was appointed to the WDCHL Board in March 2014.